Everybody knows that drifting is not all about going sideways, there is also a element of being different. Remember the Samurai drifter? Or Paul Vlasblom and his BMW touring. But when I got an email with this picture attached, I didn't realized at first this was a drift car. So it certainly is different but can it drift? .
The base car is 1940 Chevy Coupe, the owner Karl Ebel bought it 10 years ago. The plan was to build it as a traditional hot rod but after Karl became more involved in Motorsport wiht his compnay Creative Carversions, the car evolved into this Drift Rod. The main body is still original but the front and rear fenders, hood and trunk have been made from a composite material.
The engine is a built 327 (estimated 400hp) with all the usual go fast goodies and it transfers the power via a Getrag 262 gearbox. The exhaust fumes exit through 3" Magnaflow mufflers just behind the front wheels. They use a custom independent front and rear suspension which is still being improved. So now it is time to see this beast in action, can't wait for some moving shots or maybe a video.